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  • District 2 basketball tourney this week

    Area teams hit the court Tuesday, Feb. 22 for first round play in the District 2 basketball tournament. The Holyoke boys received the No. 4 seed and were scheduled to host No. 5 Wiggins Tuesday night on the Dragons’ home court. The winner of the game m...
  • Dragons pick up 2 wins, prepare for districts

    Coach Scott Dille speaks with the team during a timeout towards the end of the Dragons’ game against Sedgwick County. Holyoke grabbed a close 55-51 home victory on a night when seniors and parents were honored.          ...
  • JV boys win two games

    HHS boys’ JV basketball team grabbed a pair of wins to finish out the 2010-11 campaign. They earned a 70-65 victory at Akron Thursday, Feb. 17 and a 66-35 home win against Sedgwick County the next night.   Holyoke 70, Akron 65 Holyoke got off to...
  • C boys win

    The Holyoke C boys’ basketball team beat Sedgwick County 40-17 Friday, Feb. 18 on the home court. After leading 18-12 at halftime, the Dragon offense exploded for 22 while the defense held their neighbors to the north to only five points in the second ...
  • Lady Dragons fall short

    Regular season ended for the Lady Dragons last week with two losses to Akron Thursday, Feb. 17 and to Sedgwick County Friday, Feb. 18. With back-to-back games, the second night was difficult for the team, said coach Arlan Scholl. “We played a very goo...
  • JV girls finish 1-1

    Jayvee girls’ basketball finished their season with a loss to Akron Thursday, Feb. 17 and a big win over Sedgwick County Friday, Feb. 18.   Holyoke JV 37, Akron 49 On the road in Akron Thursday night, Holyoke JV lost 37-49 to the Rams. Akron bui...
  • Haxtun teacher advised in County Dist. Court

    Advisement and bond hearing for Haxtun High School math teacher Roy Pfaltzgraff III, 34, of Haxtun, was conducted in Phillips County District Court Tuesday, Feb. 22 by Dist. Judge Michael K. Singer. Bond was set at $15,000. Pfaltzgraff was placed on paid...
  • Youth's role touted at Lincoln Day event

    U.S. Congressman Cory Gardner and State Senator Greg Brophy“Does my generation have a role in America’s future?” Four Holyoke and Haxtun High School Voice of Democracy contest winners shared their speeches on this topic at the Feb. 20 Phillips Count...
  • Credit Union in good position for coming year

    2010 was another solid year for Holyoke and Imperial, Neb. Community Federal Credit Unions, reported board of directors and staff to members of the local cooperative at the annual meeting Monday, Feb. 21. Net income for the combined Holyoke and Imperial...
  • American Enterprise project targets sixth-grade learners

    Members of Holyoke Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) recently joined forces with Rural AmeriTowne to teach business ethics to local sixth-graders who are planning to attend Rural AmeriTowne in May. Rural AmeriTowne is a mock economy set up to giv...
  • FBLA partners with area businesses for challenge

    Holyoke FBLA’s Partnership with Business team, Catrina Krueger, Brooke Parker and Alyssa Roll is hosting the Apprenticeship Business Challenge, allowing students to get real-life experiences in business situations. This year’s business sponsors are B...
  • Bill Wailes to be inducted into Colorado Ag Hall of Fame

    Bill Wailes’ devotion to agriculture began with Penny, a favorite Brown Swiss cow on his family’s third-generation dairy farm near Johnstown. That devotion flourished when Wailes launched a 30-year career in animal science at Colorado State University...
  • FPU classes to begin in March

    Want to eliminate debt, save for the future and give like never before? Those interested are invited to attend Financial Peace University (FPU) classes. The free preview session is scheduled for Tuesday, March 1 at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Holyo...
  • Time for kids to get second flu vaccination

    State influenza experts Tuesday, Feb. 15 reminded parents that now is the time to get their younger children a second dose of flu vaccine if they fall into the category of children needing two doses this season. Children aged 6 months through 8 years sho...
  • JH girls BB results reported

    Holyoke junior high girls’ basketball teams traveled to Sterling Tuesday, Feb. 15. B girls fell 12-23 with Ana Olivas leading scoring with six. Bianca Rodriguez, Megan Parker and Roni Beavers each scored two. The C team lost a close 10-16 game. Adilen...
  • Grant available to help eradicate weeds

    The Colorado Department of Agriculture invites county officials, conservation districts and nonprofit organizations involved in weed management in Colorado to apply for two grants designed to eradicate noxious weeds. The goal of the grants is to protect C...
  • Representatives reach agreement with DNR for water storage project funds

    An agreement among area legislators, a coalition of wildlife supporters, and the Department of Natural Resources means that freshman legislator Rep. Jon Becker will put an end to his second major solo bill of the 2011 session. But Becker said last week he...
  • It's the Pitts

    Communities of strangers Newspapers tell us the news, they aren’t supposed to be in the news. Sadly, that’s the case as I read more and more pundits predicting the end of newsprint. Many newspapers, it seems, won’t even be around to carry their own...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    Rx: Laughter My family is facing hard times right now like nothing I ever imagined. I’ll spare you the details of the situation because it is nothing to laugh about. In fact, there is so much heartache right now that I wondered if The Laughing Mom woul...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoFeb. 23, 2006 Hazen Schlachter begins his business High Planes Aviation, offering a variety of services including flight instruction, biannual flight reviews and aircraft rental. Bill “B.J.” Johnston’s chrome yellow 1965 Comet Cyclon...